NEXT Insurance taps industry veteran to lead agent channel

"Agents play a key role" in helping small business owners get needed coverage, says CEO

NEXT Insurance taps industry veteran to lead agent channel

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Small business-focused insurtech NEXT Insurance has announced the appointment of Jack Ramsey to lead its agent channel as vice president of agents.

In his new role, Ramsey will be responsible for connecting NEXT with large brokers and agents in the US who specialize in small business.

Ramsey has more than three decades of industry experience. He began his career as a Nationwide agent and went on to hold several leadership positions, including heading sales, marketing and communications at Allstate Business Insurance. He has also served as head of sales for CNA Small Business.

“Serving the insurance needs of small business owners as an agent or broker requires great coverage, competitive pricing, and an easy, efficient quoting and binding experience,” Ramsey said. “NEXT’s digital approach to providing insurance coverage for small businesses and partners has changed the tides of how customers interact with their agent and insurance carrier. I’m excited to be part of NEXT’s commitment to the agency channel.”

“NEXT is focused on helping small businesses thrive, and insurance agents play a key role in helping SMB owners get the coverage they need so that they are protected,” said Guy Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of NEXT. “To better serve small businesses, we must work closely with their trusted agent partners, and we believe our digital strategy can help deliver a heightened, simpler experience for them. We are excited to have Jack Ramsey lead our agent channel and believe with his appointment, NEXT is taking an important step toward supporting the agent community.”

Last month, NEXT announced a partnership with LegalZoom to help small business owners create and protect their businesses online. In December, the company expanded its employment practices liability coverage for restaurants.

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